Killeagh GAA Notes.

30 June, 2021

KILLEAGH GAA NEWS, June 27 th 2021

By Patrick Mulcahy, Killeagh GAA PRO

REMINDER

Just a quick reminder as per GAA/Camogie/LGFA Covid Guidelines, NSHC (attached) & Government Regulations, all spectators and officials who are not involved directly with a match in Páirc Uí Chinnéide are strongly advised to wear a face mask/covering while on the grounds. This is for your health and safety and the health and safety of those around you. The more efficient we are wearing masks for the summer, the more people who will be allowed to attend events including GAA matches over the coming weeks & months.

BALLYMARTLE PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS TO GAIN THE LEAGUE POINTS

Cork’s RedFM Division 2A Hurling League Ballymartle 1-18 Killeagh 0-17

A must win game to keep our hopes for qualifying for the semi-finals was the order of the day travelling to Riverstick but unfortunately it couldn’t be turned around at the end of the game. Killeagh got off to a flyer in the opening four minutes, two points from Ryan McCarthy & a further white flag for Dara Motherway sent the lads 3 points up before Ballymartle found their feet in a breezy Riverstick to level the game after 9 minutes. Motherway got back in the act before a sublime score from Ryan, a shot from the 13m flag on the right flank with the aid of the strong breeze, turned the sliotar between the posts. Then on the stroke of the water break, a sideline cut over the bar from Ryan, Killeagh led seven points to six. We kicked on in the second quarter with scores of McCarthy, Motherway, Podsie Leahy, Eoghan Keniry & Jamie Fogarty helped us into a 0-12 to 0-10 half time lead after the aid of the strong breeze. The second half was tough, up against the breeze and the hill along with the heat and intensity of last Sunday afternoon. It took nearly 14 minutes before our first score in the 2nd half from Roghan Keniry but Ballymartle hit a purple patch before the deadlock was broken by the hosts 3 minutes from time, they extended their lead out to seven points but Killeagh finished stronger with points from play & placed ball from Ryan but it was too little too late to claim victory & at Alan O’Connor’s final whistle, it was Ballymartle who won by four points. We face Kanturk in our last League Cup game on July 11th at 12pm. Team: P O’Neill; C Fogarty, C Coughlan, A Keniry; G Walsh-Wallace, D Hogan, D Walsh; M Fitzgerald, P Leahy, D Motherway, E Keniry, J Fogarty; A Leahy, R McCarthy, D Kelleher. Subs Used: R Sinclair

MIXED BAG OF RESULTS FOR JUNIOR HURLERS BUT POSITIVE PERFORMANCES

East Cork Division 5 (Junior B) Hurling League Killeagh 2-17 Midleton 2-7 

Two exciting games of hurling within 25 hours of each other brought promising performances, high scores (many of excellent quality) but two different results on the scoreboard at the final whistle of each match. On Friday evening, an early throw in time of 6:30pm in Páirc Uí Chinnéide was required for the Midleton v Killeagh match due to pitch demand in both Midleton and Killeagh. This was our second league match after Sarsfields had beaten us on June 14th by 2-14 to 0-16. Patrick Mulcahy stepped in with the agreement of both clubs to referee the match on short notice, doing a fine job throughout, with both teams contributing to a good sporting contest. Midleton had two early goals and a strong wind in the first half, but slowly our team (the typical mix of youth and experience, with three Under 18s benefitting from the support and guidance from seasoned campaigners such as Padraic Carroll, Ger Collins and Dermot Motherway. After a poor first quarter, a wake-up team talk from bainisteoir Tadhg O’Connor got the gears in motion, and by half time we had reduced the margin to just two points, trailing by 2-4 to 0-8. Turning to play with the wind, Killeagh got off to the proverbial flyer when a long shot from the right wing by Barry Motherway deceived the Midleton goalkeeper and dropped into the net. From here on, we never relinquished our lead, with great scores from Padraic Carroll, Evan Lane, Shane Kearney and the score of the night, a second green flag courtesy of a bullet low shot into the corner from Paudie Mackey, finishing off the game. Team: Brian Murphy, Christian Coughlan, Dan Lucey, Owen Cosgrove, Robbie Treacy, Rob Sinclair, Barry Motherway, Ciaran Leahy, Evan Lane, Paudie Mackey, Padraic Carroll, Shane Kearney, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Ger Collins, Dermot Motherway, Conor Cusack.

Division 2 (Junior A) Hurling League Killeagh 4-17 Carrignavar 2-25

Our Junior A team followed up their first round defeat to Fr. O’Neills (2-10 to 0-13) with a vastly improved performance against probably the strongest team in this league, Carrignavar, on Saturday evening last in Killeagh. The pace of this game was very fast, with both sides securing high quality and high quantity of scores throughout. The Walsh brothers, Colin and Aaron, at opposite ends of the pitch, were in excellent form for Killeagh, with Colin making some great saves, accurate deliveries and shooting over three long range frees from his own half of the pitch. Aaron finished with a total of 2-07, scoring from left and right, and finishing off a brilliant team goal in the closing stages. Our man of the match was full forward David Kelleher, who scored 1-01 and was involved in much of what was good about our teamwork and effort, while Padraic Carroll was our other goalscorer, with another clever finish. Carrignavar were very accurate throughout, and were deserving of their victory, but a promising performance gives hope for a good season ahead in the Junior A Championship, as we await the draw for this year’s Jamesy Kelleher. Team: Colin Walsh, Christian Coughlan, Aidan Morrison, Dan Lucey, Barry Motherway, Matthew Murphy, Robbie Treacy, Evan Lane, Richie Long, Rob Sinclair, Padraic Carroll, Sean Walsh, Aaron Walsh, David Kelleher, Aaron Fitzgibbon, Dylan Coleman, Adrian Galvin, David Ogbebor.

Fé 17 Championships

Our Under 17 footballers had a facile win over Lisgoold on Wednesday last in the Eastern Division 2 Football Championship with Sean Meade, Barry Walsh, Colm Leahy and Jack O’Connor raising green flags. Next up we play St. Colman’s on August 1st . In the meantime our attention turns to hurling with two crunch matches in the coming week – away to Cobh on Wednesday 30th and at home to Watergrasshill on July 4th. With both these teams contesting the Fé 16 final in 2020, this is really the ‘Group of Death’. Let’s hope we can give a good account of ourselves against these very strong opponents.’

HOSTS GET OVER VISITORS WITH A LATE RALLY

Rebel Óg Coiste Under 15 Premier 2 Hurling Pre-Season Killeagh 2-22 Youghal 4-13

A three point win in our first hurling game of the season, a fantastic display of hurling from both teams who have fought great battles over the last few years, this time Killeagh just edged it in the end. Scores were free flowing as both teams traded the lead several times during the game. Team: Sean Meade; Michael o Donovan, Harry Connan, Michael Doherty; Fionn Brennan, Ben Walsh, John Ogbebor; Conor Burns, Fionn Murphy; Mark Buttimer, Barry Walsh, Sean Lynch; Jack Coleman, Cian O’Riordan, Dara McDonald. Subs: Aaron Dignam, Jacob Dignam, Eoin Roche

UNDER 14’s GET HOME WITH A FLOURISH

Rebel Óg Coiste Under 14 Hurling Group 4/5 Killeagh 3-9 Castlelyons 2-5

This was our first hurling league outing for the under 14’s and was a well-deserved victory. The lads got off to a good start but found it hard to convert some early chances, going in a half time with a two point lead. Both teams were evenly matched and just before the second water break, Castlelyons took the lead with a goal. Killeagh responded well, picking off some good points from play and frees to bring it back level. The final quarter belonged to Killeagh and two unanswered goals sealed the win. Killeagh ran out seven point winners. Well done lads!

KILLEAGH GET OVER MAGPIES IN ENTERTAINING HOURS HURLING

Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Group

1 Hurling League Phase 1 Section 1 Killeagh 6-13 Midleton 3-9 Killeagh hosted Midleton in Under 13 G1 hurling league on Friday 25th June. In a very entertaining encounter, the lads pushed on in the last quarter to claim the victory. The first half was a close affair and we led at the break 4-5 to 2-7, the Killeagh goals coming from John Farquhar, Ben Geary (2), one of which was a penalty after a tremendous surging run from the impressive Ruben O’Riordan saw him fouled and a great first-time finish from Billy Guerin. Midleton started the second half well with a goal and two points to go ahead but the lads responded superbly scoring 2-8 without reply, the goals coming from Billy & and a great finish from Ben after a brilliant run from centre back from Cormac Deane. The management were delighted with the attitude and work rate of all 19 players on the night. The defence were very diligent all night. Seán O’Leary was assured throughout with Patrick Dineen, Rian O’Connor and Diarmuid Fitzpatrick all incredibly determined in front him. Cormac Deane marshalled the defence superbly, flanked by Callum Power and Cathal Brennan who were really up for the match. Andrew Brenner (who didn’t waste a ball), Alex Howey, Ryan Murphy and Ruben were excellent around the middle all night. Upfront Ben, Billy & John kept the scoreboard ticking over while Seanan McDonnell showed great work rate. Next up is Carrigtwohill in G2 Football League followed by Sars in G1 Hurling. Team: Seán O’Leary; Patrick Dineen, Rian O’Connor, Diarmuid Fitzpatrick; Callum Power, Cormac Deane (0-1f), Cathal Brennan; Andrew Brenner, Ryan Murphy; Billy Guerin (2-1), Ruben O’Riordan, Alex Howey; Seanan McDonnell, Ben Geary (3-8, 1-3f), John Farquhar (1-3). Subs: Alex Fogarty, Darragh Sheehan, Adam Barry, Fionán O’Connell.

KILLEAGH GAA FIXTURES/RESULTS:

Cork’s RedFM Division 2A Hurling League Cup; Killeagh 0-22 Douglas 1-26 Ballymartle 1-18 Killeagh 0-17 Killeagh vs Kanturk in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday 11th July at 12pm Michael O’Connor Motor Factors East Cork Junior A Football Championship Group 1; Glenbower Rovers vs Castlelyons on Sunday July 4th at 12pm, Venue TBC East Cork Junior Football League Cup Group 3; Glenbower Rovers 2-11 Fr O’Neills 1-17 Aghada vs Glenbower Rovers TBC East Cork Junior Hurling League Cup Group 2; Fr O’Neills 2-10 Killeagh 0-13 Killeagh 4-17 Carraig na bhFear 2-25 East Cork Junior Hurling League Cup Group 5; Killeagh 0-16 Sarsfields 2-14 Killeagh 2-17 Midleton 2-7 KILLEAGH/ITAS

JUVENILE FIXTURES:

Rebel Óg East Fé18 Football League Division 1; St. Colmcilles vs Killeagh in Whitescross on Wednesday July 14th at 8pm Killeagh vs Glenville in Killeagh on Wednesday July 28th at 7pm Rebel Óg East Fé18 Hurling League Division 1; Watergrasshill vs Killeagh in Watergrasshill on Wednesday July 21st at 7pm Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 2 Football Championship Round Robin; Lisgoold 1-2 Killeagh 10-12 Rebel Óg East Fé17 Division 1 Hurling Championship Round Robin; R1; Cobh vs Killeagh in Cobh on Wednesday June 30th at 7:45pm R2; Killeagh vs Watergrasshill in Páírc Uí Chinnéide on Sunday July 4th at 7pm Rebel Óg Coiste Fé15 Premier 2 Hurling Championship Section 2 Killeagh vs Carrigtwohill in Killeagh on Saturday July 10th at 1pm Rebel Óg Coiste Fé15 Premier 1 Football Pre Season Games Bishopstown 5-11 Killeagh 3-12 Killeagh vs Douglas in Páirc Uí Chinnéide on Saturday July 3rd at 12pm Rebel Óg Coiste Fé15 Premier 2 Hurling Pre Season Games Killeagh 2-22 Youghal 4-13 Rebel Óg Coiste Fé14 Group 4 Hurling League 13-a-side Killeagh 3-9 Castlelyons 2-5 Rebel Óg Coiste Fé14 Group 4/5 Football League 13-a-side Killeagh 5-2 St. Nicks 3-10 Na Piarsaigh vs Killeagh in Na Piarsaigh on Wednesday June 30th at 7pm Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Group 2 Football League Killeagh 11-5 St. Finbarrs 1-5 Carrigtwohill vs Killeagh in Carrigtwohill on Friday July 2nd at 8pm Rebel Óg Coiste Fé13 Group 2 Hurling League Killeagh 6-11 Midleton 3-9 Killeagh vs Sarsfields in Killeagh on Friday July 9th at 8pm Rebel Óg East Fé12 Football League Group 4; Killeagh/Itas 4-3 Lisgoold 3-4 Mayfield vs Killeagh/Itas in Mayfield on Monday June 28th at 7pm Rebel Óg East Fé12 Hurling League Group 3; Cobh 3-6 Killeagh/Itas 7-6 Killeagh/Itas vs Lisgoold in Killeagh on Monday July 4th at 7pm Support for all age groups is much appreciated by both players and mentors! ***Please Note*** All Spectators at ALL matches should wear a Face Covering/Mask as advised by GAA Covid19 Committee & Government Protocols.

NURSERY

Our Clubs Nursery will continue this coming Saturday at 12pm for boys and girls born in 2016, 2017 and 2018. No equipment or membership required, but parents do need to fill in an online form so that we know who intends to come. Please click on the link below to complete. Please pass on to any other Killeagh / Inch parents of children born in 2016, 2017, 2018. Any questions please ring or text Colman 085-7540973. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdil70PT46iXnaPQjmoABv6INvTVMKl5nHv6gnekq1Xcoh4A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

LOTTO UPDATE: ARE YOU THE NEXT WINNER OF THE KILLEAGH GAA LOTTO...

The latest Lotto club draw was worth €8,400 and took place on Tuesday June 22nd. The numbers drawn on the night were 3, 6, 20 & 25. There was no winner of this week’s draw. The €30 Lucky Dip winners drawn were Joe Higgins & Ruth and Abigail Collins while the €30 voucher for East Cork Oil, Burgess was won by Hilary Shaw & the €30 voucher for Barry’s Nurseries was won by Colman & Ina Motherway. This week’s Jackpot will be monster €8,600!! Remember, if you are not in, you cannot win!! Our Lotto Tickets are also available locally in O’Neill’s Londis (near the front door), Ahern’s Centra (near the Deli), Burgess Service Station (near the back door), Fitzgibbon’s Garage, Vibez Salon & Tom Kelly’s Butchers, Killeagh. Please Support Local Businesses as much as possible! But, if you cannot get to the local businesses during the week before 8pm Tuesdays and you wish to enter the draw online, you can buy tickets up to 8:15pm on Tuesday evening at https://bit.ly/Killeagh! Remember, no queues, no delays, the Killeagh GAA Online Lotto is always a great and easy way to Play!! Every €2 helps a major part in the running of your club. We thank you in advance for your support as we meet our financial commitments on a monthly basis. And don’t forget to share our Social Media posts too to let more people know about our superb Lotto Jackpot! Remember, Money Spent Local Stays Local!

KILLEAGH GAA GOLF SOCIETY:

Our 2nd round of the Golfer of the Year Outing was at Youghal G.C. on Thursday June 24 th last. The results are as follows; Winner Tricia Treacy 40 b6 2 nd Donal MacAuley 40 3 rd Stephen Murphy 39 Best Gross Ger Fitzgibbon 5 th Alan Crotty 38 6 th Joe Higgins 37 b9 7 th John Keniry 37 b9 8 th Seán Supple 37 b9 9 th John Walsh 37 10th Conor Cronin 36 b9 11th Tomas Treacy 36 12 th Best Visitor Ken Lavan Thank you all for your support! Our 3rd Golfer of the Year Outing is to East Cork Golf Club on Sunday 11th July, times currently available from 1pm to 3:30pm.

TIME SHEET NOW OPEN.

Plenty of matches have taken place for the 2021 Killeagh GAA Golf Society Matchplay. The 16 first round proper matches must all to take place before July 25th. The 2020 competition was won by Padraig McGrath and the defending champion has a tricky opening round vs John P. Murphy in West Waterford. (The draw sheet in full is attached). Due to the Covid-19 situation, our annual three-day Killeagh GAA Golf Classic has now been rescheduled from Wednesday September 1st to Saturday September 4th at West Waterford Golf Club. Yes, that is four days of the 25th Annual Killeagh GAA Golf Classic! If you are interested in playing in the fourday extravaganza, the good advice is to contact Ray Rochford ASAP to get your optimum timeslot as the Time Sheet is now open! If you are interested in joining the Killeagh GAA Golf Society for their variety of trips away & outings for 2021 or 2022, give Ray Rochford a call or a text on 087-2330054.

ALSO...

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